Author: Scott Westerfield
Genre: YA (Science fiction)
In a Snapshot: In this futuristic fiction, adolescents are surgically altered to fit a beautiful mold. With the goal of eliminating hate, jealousy, and prejudice–this societal compliance instead eliminates differences, creativity, and potential.
Why I picked it up and why I couldn’t put it down: It was a book many of my students were reading. Especially powerful is the message of true beauty.
Who will like this? A must for girls growing up bombarded with unrealistic media persuasion on what being female is or should be...
A Favorite Quote:
Nature, at least, didn’t need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.
Guest Book Reviewer: Gina Jones, Middle School Teacher